2023 AViD lineup coming Monday!

The Des Moines Public Library's 2023 Authors Visiting in Des Moines (AViD) series lineup will be announced at 12 PM on Monday, February 13! Check back here or on the library's social media platforms to see which acclaimed authors are coming to DMPL this spring and summer. 


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All locations of the Des Moines Public Library are closed until further notice, but know that we are still a source for entertainment and education. And you don't even have to step foot in our buildings to take advantage! Here are 7 ways to use your library card online right now.   ...

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Title Author Genre
Anybody Here Seen Frenchie? Leslie Connor Fiction
Bea Is For Blended Lindsey Stoddard Sports
The Beatryce Prophecy Kate DiCamillo Fantasy
Born Behind Bars Padma Venkatraman Fiction
The Christmas Pig J.K. Rowling Fantasy
City Spies James Ponti Advneture
Dear Student Elly Swartz Fiction
Defending Champ Mike Lupica Sports
A Duet For Home Karina Yan Glaser Fiction
Falling Short Ernesto Cisneros Fiction
The Genius Under The Table Eugene Yelchin Biography
The Girl In The Lake India Hill Brown Horror
The Graveyard Riddle Lisa Thompson Mystery
Hide And Geek T.P. Jagger Mystery
How To Train Your Dad Gary Paulsen Humor
It's The End Of The World And I'm In My Bathing Suit Justin Reynolds Science Fiction
Maizy Chen's Last Chance Lisa Yee Fiction
Marcus Makes It Big Kevin Hart Humor
Mr. Lemoncello's Very First Game Chris Grabenstein Adventure
My Own Lightning Lauren Wolk Historical Fiction
New From Here Kelly Yang Fiction
The Night Bus Hero Onjali Rauf Fiction
Omar Rising Aisha Saeed Fiction
Operation Do-Over Gordon Korman Humor
Out Of My Heart Sharon M. Draper Fiction
Paradise On Fire Jewell Parker Rhodes Adventure
Pax Journey Home Sara Pennypacker Adventure
Room To Dream Kelly Yang Mystery
The School For Whatnots Margaret Peterson Haddix Mystery
The Smartest Kid In The Universe: Genius Camp Chris Grabenstein Humor
A Soft Place To Land Janae Marks Mystery
Solimar: The Sword Of The Monarchs Pam Munoz Ryan Fantasy
Spy School At Sea Stuart Gibbs Adventure
Stuntboy: In The Meantime Jason A. Reynolds Adventure
Those Kids Fom Fawn Creek Erin Entrada Kelly Fiction
The Vander Beekers Make A Wish Karina Yan Glaser Fiction
When Winter Robeson Came Brenda Woods Historical Fiction
Willodeen Katherine Applegate Fantasy
World Champions!: A Max Einstein Adventure James Patterson & Chris Grabensein Adventure
Worser Jennifer Ziegler Fiction

Title Author Genre
The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing: Pox Party M.T. Anderson Historical
Barakah Beats Maleeha Siddiqui Fiction
Best Nerds Forever James Patterson Fiction
The Canyon's Edge Dusti Bowling Fiction
Chains Laurie Halse Anderson Historical
The Color of Lies CJ Lyons Mystery
Each of Us a Universe Jeanne Zulick Ferruolo Fiction
Endangered Eliot Schrefer Fiction
Lines of Courage Jennifer A Nielsen  Historical
Loving V Virginia: A Documentary Novel of the Landmark Civil Rights Case Patricia Hruby Powell Historical
The Manic Pixie Dream Boy Improvement Project Lenore Appelhans Fantasy
The Marvellers Dhonielle Clayton Fantasy
Need Joelle Charbonneau Mystery
Northwind Gary PAulsen Historical
Passenger Book 1 Alexandra Bracken Adventure
Rumors Denys Cazet Fiction
Scritch Scratch Lindsay Currie Mystery
Solo Kwame Alexander Fiction
Spy Runner Eugene Yelchin Historical
This is Not a Drill K.A. Holt Fiction